The HOT 97 Morning Show


 

This just in, there will be an Aaliyah biopic premiering this summer! Rashad Haughton ( Aaliyah’s brother) has stood in the way of this happening in the past, however, Aaliyahs’former manager Barry Hankerson has announced that it’s really happening! He posted a movie poster along with this tweet a few months back. “Merry Christmas #TeamAaliyah #VH1 “One in a million” The Aaliyah Story @VH1 sneak peek! Merry Christmas enjoy #2014,”

The biopic is set to premiere August 25,2014 on VH1. They haven’t found a girl to try and fill the shoes of Aaliyah. However, an actress who goes by the name of Tristan Mays revealed that she auditioned and they passed on her! Those are big shoes try and fill, but see what she had to say.

“Normally I wouldn’t do something like this,” Tristin expressed in an Instagram post last week. “But a very close friend of mine, @loganlaurice, gave me the courage to speak up about something that’s been pending and sitting on my heart. Today, I can’t be upset that I didn’t book the role I worked so hard for. This may have been the most difficult, emotional, inspiring, and lengthy audition process I’ve ever experienced. Getting the chance to portray someone I’ve always loved and admired so much was a blessing every single step of the way. I invested every ounce of my body mind and soul into this process and I can honestly say I’m proud of myself. God definitely has something incredible in store for me. A huge thank you to everyone who believed in me and spoke up for me in the room. And a huge congratulations to everyone in the cast!#TheAaliyahStory. Like Logan said, you’re satisfied no matter the outcome of things that aren’t in your control."

-Tristin Mays

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